What is your #1 tip for a newbie in marketing?


Don't be afraid to have a "side project" where you can run your own digital marketing experiments/tests. Always keep yourself updated.

Answered by Umair Ansari

Digital Services (Head), Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad

Set a clear path of milestones to reach your goal. Planning is 50% success ;)

Answered by Maryna Burushkina

Chief Marketing Officer at 7MARKETZ Group

Oooh okay so if you're new to marketing my number one tip would be to learn as much as you can and put it into practice, try things, learn from things and adapt. You won't have it all figured out straight away and if you need advice find the people who can help you.

Answered by Maxine Kerley

Owner, Digital Bon Bons

Educate yourself. Research, actively become part of the conversation, seek out social media internships, get creative, have fun. It’s an industry that so many people are now part of so you need to stand out. Educate yourself on what’s happening, what’s working, why or why not. Then get creative.

Answered by Dannii Moon

Freelance Social Media Strategist

Lately I've seen a lot of newbies thinking about all the software, tools, books, and processes that need to get done in order to start a business. I recommend you just start. There are dozens of ideas that you think may work but really the market will end up telling you what they need and want. Take yourself out of what you think clients want and sit back and listen. Write down your ideas and select just one and run with it! As you master this idea and grow it over time you can add new projects and ideas. Your mind will develop and your business will too.

Answered by Evan Arancibia

Owner, EZ Consulting LLC

Work and money will come and go. Learn to appreciate time and take time to learn things. Master them. Also, look after your health.

Answered by Apurba Rath

Director, WirSay Technologies Pvt Ltd

Be sure of what you want and then passionately follow it.

Answered by Moushumi Pal

Founder of Woodpecker Media

Don't be afraid so afraid of failure you never try. Find a few friends or small business owners to offer free services for while you learn. Build up your skill set and get early testimonials.

Answered by Gabrielle Crumley

Founder, Adlux Marketing

I would like to share by my own experience. Focus on one thing, master it. Then have a dedicated team and delegate the work to them after training. And then go on to explore the next thing.

Answered by Vandana Kapur

Director at The Channel

Don't be afraid to experiment and take risks in whatever work you do.

Answered by Abhishek Sharma

Founder - Social Pod

Find a coach, be persistent, vicious and lazer focused!

Answered by Terry Anthony Day

Owner of Interwealth Creations

All the secrets of what works comes from you. Discover it by doing the work.

Answered by Tawney Allen

Socia Media Marketer at Tealwing Marketing

Since social media relies heavily on timely, relevant content, staying on top trends is essential and challenging at the same time. It’s a 24/7 job because it requires you to know what’s trending on your channels and in your industry, at all times.

Answered by Roxana Asaftei

Social Media Manager at Heyland & Whittle

My #1 tip is to have a PDP (Personal Development Plan) to become a successful digital marketer. Don't think a college degree will prepare you to enter a dynamic field like digital marketing where a single algorithm update can jeopardize your strategy and can in turn affect outcome of the results you promised a client or employer. As a seasoned digital marketer I welcome you to the world of information evolution and revolution. So, fasten your seat belts, stop getting surprised, keep learning, keep testing and experimenting ,don't get discouraged and keep your eyes on the prize as if you are a result-driven marketer the financial rewards are pretty amazing.

Answered by Zara Baker

Full-Stack Integrated Marketer

Remember why you decided to go out on your own. Be confident and the world will start to have confidence in you, too.

Answered by Aisha Rasul

Founder & CEO at SociStory, San Francisco

To always be on your toes, always be thinking on the spot and innovating. You never know when an idea can be worth million dollars to your client.

Answered by Amrita Dudeja

PR Executive, MSL Group

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